Steve Moyer is associate editor of humanities magazine.
The caftan-like shape is typical of Palestinian dresses, but the woven stripe pattern, the appliquéd areas on the shoulders, sleeves, and skirt, the densely embroidered chest square, and the color sch
And the Art of Victor Segalen.
In few fields is the gap separating educated opinion from specialist opinion so wide as in linguistics.
When most of us hear talk of Acadians, we think of Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline and of the British forcing French-speakers from eastern, maritime Canada in the mid eighteenth century.
Two images from Public Art in the Bronx, an NEH-supported website launched by the Lehman College Art Gallery (www.lehman.edu/publi
This nineteenth-century ceramic Snake Jug was designed by brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick, the founders of Anna Pottery in Anna, IL.
From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.
Stan Hywet (stone quarry in Old English) was built between 1912 and 1915 near Akron, OH, by cofounder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company F. A. Seiberling.
The zither, commonly found in southern Germany and other parts of alpine Europe, produces the “oompahs” so typical of German folk music.
A segmented miner’s lunch pail from the nineteenth century was, above all, practical, with stacking compartments for stews, pie, cobbler, as well as a cup on top for coffee, which was heated over a ca
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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